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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 14 December 2015

Live Reporting

By Jenny Cork

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's live coverage across the day

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Thanks for joining me today. If you want to see your story or picture on this page, do get in touch.

    I'll be back tomorrow. 

    And as I say goodbye, I leave you with another fond farewell - that of the Neepsend gas holder. The National Grid started demolishing it today.

    It looks a bit like a giant can of tuna, doesn't it? Mmmmm, that's tea sorted then...  

    Neepsend gas holder
  2. Weather: Dry initially with some light rain later

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    weather graphic
  3. Lib Dem call for chair of South Yorkshire Fire Authority to stand down

    James Vincent

    Reporter BBC Look North

    Liberal Democrats in South Yorkshire are calling for Jim Andrews, the chair of the county's Fire Authority, to stand down after payments totalling about £100,000 were made to senior officers during the 2013 fire strikes.  

    Fire Brigades Union

    The Fire Authority Audit Committee has recommended that those who received extra payments consider paying them back.

    I'll be bringing you more on this on BBC Look North tonight from 18:30 on BBC One. 

  4. Latest headlines: Lib Dem call for chair of Fire Authority to stand down and lack of diversity in some South Yorkshire theatres criticised

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

  5. Doncaster driver who deliberately crashed into cyclist admits murder

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    A Doncaster motorist who deliberately crashed his car into a cyclist has pleaded guilty to murder.

    Sam Spaven drove his Audi into 44-year-old Richard Pencott as he was riding along Blyth Road in Harworth, Nottinghamshire, on 24 June.

    Sam Spaven

    The 26-year-old, of Norfolk Road, Bircotes, admitted murder at Nottingham Crown Court earlier and will be sentenced on Tuesday morning, when more details of the case will be heard.

  6. Sheffield Wednesday boss pledges 'we will fight' ahead of MK Dons clash

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Carlos Carvalhal has spoken to me ahead of the Owls' meeting MK Dons tomorrow night. 

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  7. Rotherham child sexual exploitation trial latest

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    I've been in Sheffield Crown Court this afternoon where a witness in a child sexual exploitation trial has told how one of defendants allegedly wanted to "pimp everyone". 

    The jury heard how she was told to "earn her keep" while being fed and clothed at the home of Karen MacGregor.

    Ms MacGregor, now 58, and another woman, along with five men, are charged with 63 child grooming offences against 12 girls in Rotherham between 1987 and 2003. 

    Arshid Hussain, 40, of High Street, East Cowick, Goole; Qurban Ali, 53, of Clough Road, Masborough, Rotherham; Majid Bostan, 37, of Ledsham Road, Broom, Rotherham; Sajid Bostan, 38, of Broom Avenue, Broom, Rotherham; Basharat Hussain, 39, of no fixed address; Karen MacGregor, 58, of Barnsley Road, Wath, South Yorkshire and Shelley Davies, 40, of Wainwright Road, Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, all deny a total of 63 charges between them.    

    More with me onBBC Radio Sheffieldafter 17:00 and onBBC Look Northat 18:30

  8. Rotherham half-price land deal for university campus

    Peggy Walker

    Radio Sheffield reporter

    A half-price land deal has been offered for Rotherham's university campus.

    Rotherham Council is offering the land at half its full market value to Rotherham College so a £12m higher education campus can be built in the town centre.

  9. Rotherham United: One or two injuries 'could affect how we look tomorrow'

    Jonathan Buchan

    BBC Radio Sheffield Sport

    Rotherham boss Neil Redfearn boss has been speaking to me about injuries and what's going on in the team ahead of their trip to Huddersfield tomorrow.

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    Video caption: Millers boss Neil Redfearn speaking to Jonathan Buchan
  10. Sheffield: Streets Ahead drop in - last chance before Christmas

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Want to know about how the latest roadworks in Sheffield are going to affect you over Christmas? This week's your last chance for the year to get all the latest lowdown.

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  11. Your memories: Revisiting the Swinging Sixties Sheffield-style

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    Where were you at the height of the Swinging Sixties, when Ike and Tina Turner's River Deep, Mountain High came out? And when England won the World Cup?

    World Cup Final 1966

    A new TV programme about 1966 is being made for BBC One and they want your memories.

    Get in touch and tell them what you remember of the Steel City back then? There's also more information about the new programme here.

  12. Only 3% of staff at Sheffield Theatres from black or minority ethnic community

    Rebecca Kerry

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A new report's criticised theatres for a lack of diversity among their employees

    The Arts Council says theatres in Yorkshire, including Sheffield, don't have enough staff from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. 

    Only 3% of staff at Sheffield Theatres, which runs The Crucible and The Lyceum, are from BME communities. 

    Sheffield Crucible Theatre
  13. Council's warning to campaigners protesting against tree felling

    Liz Roberts

    BBC Radio Sheffield, political reporter

    Sheffield City Council says this tree on Devonshire Road in Dore was decayed and dangerous and had to be felled.

    Devonshire Road

    The council's asking campaigners not to try to stop felling work on dangerous and dead trees.

    The authority says people are putting themselves and the general public at danger - as well as the Streets Ahead staff trying to carry out the work.

  14. Fire chiefs' strike payments 'damage trust and confidence' - union

    James Vincent

    Reporter, BBC Look North

    The Fire Brigades Union in South Yorkshire says payments to senior officers during strikes have done a "great deal of damage to trust and confidence".

    Members of the Fire Authority didn't know payments totalling around £100,000 were paid to senior officers during strikes. 

    An independent report has looked into the payments and has deemed them legal. 

    Fire Engines
  15. Latest headlines: Police find body in Sheffield canal and report criticises diversity in our theatres

    Jenny Cork

    BBC Sheffield, Local Live

    The top stories in Sheffield and South Yorkshire today include:

  16. Watch: Demolition of former gasholders in Neepsend

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The demolition of a 70-year-old gasometer in Neepsend by National Grid continues this afternoon. So far, they're making steady progress...

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  17. Tree felling continues in Dore despite opposition from local residents

    Liz Roberts

    BBC Radio Sheffield, political reporter

    Tree felling has continued in Dore today, much to the dismay of local campaigners. 

    People living near this tree on Devonshire Road managed to prevent it being cut down last week by Sheffield City Council contractors Amey, but the team returned this morning to finish the job. 

    Tree felling in Dore

    The council says the tree was listed as having decay and that dangerous trees will be removed.    

    Local resident Anne Anderson asks: "Why isn't there a complete moratorium on the felling until they get the [survey] results?"

    Tree felling in Dore
  18. South Yorkshire's weather: Dry this afternoon, some light showers this evening

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will continue mostly dry but cloudy and misty, with remaining fog patches slowly lifting. 

    Weather graphic
  19. Police witness appeal after collision near Doncaster

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported collision on the A1 southbound near Doncaster last week.

    The crash is believed to have happened at about 18:55 on Friday when a white HGV and a green Citroen Picasso were in collision on the A1 southbound at Robin Hood’s Well.

    The occupants of the Picasso suffered minor injuries. Initial inquiries suggest a dark-coloured Ford Fiesta or Focus may have been in the area before the collision and police say they're keen to speak to the owners of that vehicle.